Bertha, Greatest Story Ever Told, Loser, Little Red Rooster*, Ramble On Rose, El Paso**, Lazy River Road*, Cassidy (57 mins) Box Of Rain, Eyes Of The World-> Playin' In The Band-> Uncle John's Band-> Drums-> Space-> The Last Time-> Stella Blue-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away, E: Rain (97 mins)
SBD > D > CD-R > EAC >SHN (note no cass gen); "buzzing" in the audio was a problem with the venue's/band's sound equipment; via Brian Walker; mastered by Jay Serafin; note the "if any editing" clause in info file is part of Jay's boilerplate for seeds
And so I trudge through another '95 show... And you know what, other than a sloppy Bertha, I like the first set. Compared to summer tour, Jerry sounds good..... Set II kicked off with yet another typical Eyes from what was the worst era for the tune - - meandering space vs. focused jamming. The rest of the set was very listenable. Nothing searing or spectacular.... But good pace.... When I peel back the onion, I get a show that is far better than anything from the summer. Not the crazed jamming I grew up with, but very accessible and still the best live band in the land- -even if a shell of what they once were!!! Another show that I enjoyed hearing even though nothing memorable or mind blowing.
February 20, 2015 Subject:
Another setlist* with asterisks** and no explanation
May 22, 2009 Subject:
It's all my fault
I think Jerry's so off because I spilled a whole vial in my palm just before they started after already eating several saturated 500 mg vitamin C tablets and no one would help me drink up the spill.
too bad i didn't stay in salt lake 1 more day for the visions....this was the middle of three shows and was the weekest of the run....watching mormon judgement rain down on drumming deadheads in the lot was priceless...fat families in suits standing and staring like the were at the zoo!! ...well as far as the music goes this one is the weakest of the three s.l.c 1995 grateful dead concerts....p.s. - anyone who comes on this board and sits in judgement about jerry's drug use is a moron and should learn to keep their mouth shut...
when the rain comes, they run and hide their heads...
March 7, 2009 Subject:
don't blame Jerry
Jerry was forced to play with ultra cheese Vince and Bob. After Brent, I think Bob wanted to be the 'leader' and between him and vince, led the music into an incredibly lame space. I guess if I was forced to present my legacy in that manner I would have used heroin to escape reality as well. Do you blame him? Let's see, way to go/samba every other night...easy answers, corinna, eternity take me to the river blah blah blah. At least Jerry's new songs were listenable. Clearly Jerry was depressed at the sing along mainstream BS that the GD was becoming so he numbed himself to deal with it. That is why Phil remains the strongest of the remaining core four. He carries the torch.
January 1, 2009 Subject:
This show is laughable at best. I'm surprised Jerry could recall any lyrics. At this point, he was way off "in the nod" and going down the road fast. The facility sucked and it's respectable that they kept it up for the fans and to pay the family.
Whomever re-mixed this tape sucks and should find another hobby. They turned Jerry way down, Bob way up, and the "hub buzz" during Loser is horrendous.
July 3, 2008 Subject:
If you ever wanted to hear what the Grateful Dead sounded without Jerry here's your chance. Sad. I feel sorry for every person who paid money to listen to this slop, but most of all for Jerry who should have taken care of himself. 53 years old and he looked eighty.
Dirty jev o - Sorry but a turd is a turd and I'll write reviews about whatever shows I care to. I'm here to find the best shows I can, not ones I saw necessarily. So if a review can steer me away from a waste of time or to an amazing show then I'm all for an objective accounting of the bands playing and less appreciative of a personal anecdote about how great the show was because the reviewer met up with some old friends or they were smashed. Though I do like the personal stories. As for Joe Walsh, The James Gang were alright, The Eagles not so much.
October 9, 2007 Subject:
hey darryl.....can you come up with your own ideas and maybe try reviewing a show without 40 reviews??'
what a deadhead this guy must be..
I'll bet you dig Joe walsh
August 2, 2006 Subject:
Always pegged it as the worst...
...but I was wrong. The Eyes is better than I thought (barely! Really! Don't waste a second listening to it). The Playin' is deplorable because of Jerry and he runs out of it into Uncle John's as fast as he can. Perhaps that's what always pissed me off about this one. Little Jerry hiding behind the curtain during Playin'. Pay no attention to that fat man behind the curtain! You know what I mean? The jam towards Drums by the rest of the group is lots of fun though. Jerry splits but the rest just get a great cacophony going. The whole show is better from Drums and Space on (including Jerry) to the point where I wrote on my cassette for anyone curious who picked the tape up to skip Side A completely. That's how it was that year. I've tried to erase this show many times and have never been able to bring myself to do it even though the old analog tape would be a lot happier with something from the earlier days. I don't know why. I had a good time listening to that pre-Drums jam in my car today and that's probably why. You never can tell.
The sound quality is fine and great for Drumz.
August 18, 2005 Subject:
I was at this show and the sound quality in the place is awful.roof is too high and the sound echoes and gets lost in the rafters .I felt like my ears were clogged all night.too bad
July 13, 2005 Subject:
I like it
Sure Jere flubs a bunch of lyrics, but the playing is fast and energetic. Overall a strong show for 95. Sound quality is superb.
May 10, 2005 Subject:
The Last Time
The last time indeed. That was the last I ever saw old Jerry. I enjoyed the show, although I have to concede that the so-so reviews on this one are pretty accurate. I was extremely happy with the song selection.
God, shows behind the Zion curtain were WEIRD at best. It took FOREVER to get into that Godawful Delta Center because they had to search every sock and every mitten for caffeine, tobacco, and sacreligious thoughts. We just barely made it in for Bertha>Greatest.
You could have made a million selling Coke and Pepsi to caffine starved Mormon youth in the lot rather than beers.
Show was beat, think Jerry was already tired from the heavy tour schedule.
March 29, 2005 Subject:
sad but true
average performance at best of a pretty decent set list. btw - well said Touch
March 20, 2005 Subject:
Always hated cassidy first set closers. Jerry is in and out at times and the band is about average on this night. The last night of the salt lake run is the best, which isn't saying all that much
January 4, 2005 Subject:
These SLC shows were the last I ever saw so I'm way sentimenal. I really love this version of Rain and remember how cool it sounded live, especially Phil. The sound quality here is pretty good and even though Jerry is not in prime form the setlists are good and I'll always love this show.
December 10, 2004 Subject:
dont matter what yall say
jeryy -i love you no matter what
November 24, 2004 Subject:
Great sound, Good show, sad days
The band, as a whole, plays very well together throughout this show, and I will not go into the fact t hat yes it was 1995 amnd JG was no spring chicken. That being said and wihtout being too critical of JG too much, the quality of music suffered by the this time in the dead's history.
It was always obvious by 1995 that JG was having some troubles of sorts.
Not every show by the nineties was a "day on the Green" so all things relative I need to give this show a 4 star rating.
November 21, 2004 Subject:
How far he'd fallen
Just listen to Jerry struggle on El paso. By the mid '90s, roles had fully reversed - the band was pretty much carrying Jerry. If you're not disuaded from listening by his scratch-and-claw solos, the rest of the boys are actually playing pretty well.
August 10, 2004 Subject:
i really like the sound of this show really gets u up and moveing from the 1st note played
August 10, 2004 Subject:
Very nice sound quality
The sound quality of this recording is very good (buzzing notwithstanding). The performance is also very good. It's one of those shows that just seems to build from the first song onward. I listened to it on a gloomy, rainy day and it just hit the spot perfectly.
July 5, 2004 Subject:
Nothing special about this show. Nothing majorly wrong with it either - just not a whole amount of energy flying around. Jerry's playing isn't so bad (though he does get awfully lost in the Cassidy jam), but it is just one of those average shows as far as the whole band is concerned. The second set is generally quite strong - Playing>UJB is a good one, as is The Last Time.
The best thing about this one is probably the sound - very clean with no noticable errors of any kind.